[Review]SurfaceDJ

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  1. LinXitoW

    LinXitoW New Member

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    Developers Description: SurfaceDJ is a completely addictive music mixing application featuring 30 custom loops[...].You can create personal mixes that are all your own.[...] Both novices and experienced musicians alike will find SurfaceDJ to be a fun, easy and unique way to interact with music.

    How to use: From the start page you select one of the "songs", which are basically sound themes.

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    That brings you into the main view, with the loop "coins" at the bottom and the mixing area at the top.

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    Now you can drag the coins up into the mixing area, making them playback. The closer to the center they are, the louder they play.

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    The app supports multitouch, meaning you can drag as many coins around simultaniously as your fingers can manage. Doubletapping a coin will bring it into or out of the mixing area instantaniously, depending on its position.

    Does it work? Yes, it does indeed work suprisingly well. Its intuitive and most importantly, very simple, meaning that even the most novice of musicians(read n00b) can get right into it and feel really cool making what often enough sounds like really passable electronic music. Because the loops are always in sync to each other, you cant even really mess up the rythm.
    Thats propably the only bad side to the "simplicity-coin": It might get repetitive, especially for the professional musicians; but thats nothing additional audio themes couldnt cure.
    You'll also have to "perform" live, because the App's missing a recording function, for now.

    Oh, did I mention that it's free as of now? Even if it weren't, i guess I'd pay up to 2$ for this refreshingly simple musical experience.

    P.S.: Im not affiliated with the developers of SurfaceDJ in any way, although, in retrospective, I wished I were, seeing as how much money there seems to be in making "honest" "reviews", looking at certain websites

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  2. BroadStBullies

    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    Nice review. I just read your same review over at toucharcade.
  3. LinXitoW

    LinXitoW New Member

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    Well, no need hindering the flow of unlimited information.
    Also, i posted it here a WHOLE minute sooner, which so totally and definetly shows where my undeniable, wholehearted loyalty lies xD.
  4. DSync

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    I hope we have the option to save our edited song.

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